W. Emde, C. Beilken, J. Boerding, U. Pertersen, M. Spenke, A. Foss, S. Wrobel, W. Orth, J. Rahmer
In this paper we present an overview of a project concerned with the configuration of telecommunication systems. The long term goal of this project is a fielded knowledge-based configuration system to support the work of consultants of the Deutsche Telekom AG. In this paper we analyze how and why the configuration of telecommunication systems differs from the config-uration of other technical systems like cars and airplanes. We will present the design rationales and the architecture of a new prototypical system and describe some of its components and their interaction.